The following list of people buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey provides links to information about them and their monuments. There is also information on organisations commemorated. The list is NOT COMPLETE at present, but further entries are always being added. Contact the Abbey Library if you have a query about a burial or monument not covered by this list at library@westminster-abbey.org.

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  1. Sir John Davis

    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    Sir John Davis was chairman of the Westminster Abbey Trust, which raised millions for the restoration of the church between 1973 and 1995. His coat of arms appears in the west window of the Lady Chapel. Window designed by John Lawson.

  2. David and Anne Davis

    • Location in the Abbey: West Cloister; Triforium
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the west cloister are buried David Davis, his wife Anne and young son Walter. The wall tablet is now in the triforium. He was a minor official at the House of Lords.

  3. Alexander Davis and Mary Tregonwell

    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    The tomb of Alexander Davis and his wife Mary, who later married John Tregonwell, can be seen in the churchyard near the north door of St Margaret's Westminster.

  4. Sir Humphry Davy

    • Born: 17 December 1778
    • Died: 29 May 1829
    • Profession: Scientist; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Andrew
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the chapel of St Andrew in Westminster Abbey is a memorial to chemist and poet Sir Humphry Davy. It is by sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey.

  5. Joost de Blank

    • Died: 1 January 1968
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; St George's Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The ashes of Archbishop Joost de Blank and his sister Bartha are buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey, just outside the entrance to St George's chapel.

  6. Jacinto de Castro

    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave

    Don Jacinto de Castro, Envoy of the King of Portugal in London, died in 1720 and was buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey but he has no monument.

  7. Sir Geoffrey de Freitas

    • Profession: Diplomat
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church

    The sundials on the tower of St Margaret's Westminster were the gift of Sir Geoffrey de Freitas. They are of stainless steel designed by Christopher Daniel and Edwin Russell and made by Oliver Gero 1982.

  8. Charles de St.Denis, Sieur de St. Evremond

    • Died: 9 September 1703
    • Profession: Writer; Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Plaque

    Charles de St.Denis, Sieur (or Lord) of St Evremond, soldier, writer, gourmet and wit, was buried in the centre part of Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. His memorial is on the west wall of the east aisle.

  9. Sir Henry De Vic

    • Died: 20 November 1671
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir Henry De Vic was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey "between the font and the Convocation House" (the font was at this period near the monument to the Three Captains in this transept).

  10. Richard Deane

    • Burial: 24 June 1653
    • Profession: Soldier; Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel; St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Richard Deane, army and naval officer, was buried in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey1653 but his body was disinterred by order of Charles II and buried in a pit in St Margaret's churchyard. A plaque on the tower gives his name.

  11. Percy Dearmer

    • Born: 27 February 1867
    • Died: 29 May 1936
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The ashes of Percy Dearmer, Canon of Westminster and professor of Ecclesiastical Art at King's College London, are buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey, with those of his second wife Nan.

  12. Defenders' Memorial

    • Profession: Soldier; Airman; Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    The Defenders Memorial is in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey. Designed by Simon Verity.

  13. Delaval family

    • Profession: Politician; Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; Chapel of St Paul
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Vault

    John Hussey, Lord Delaval, his wife Susanna and daughter Sarah are buried in St Paul's chapel in Westminster Abbey. Admiral Sir Ralph Delaval, buried in the nave, has no marker.

  14. Sir John Denham

    • Burial: 23 March 1669
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir John Denham, poet, was buried on 23 March 1669 in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, near Chaucer's tomb.

  15. Sir James Stewart Denham

    • Died: 26 November 1780
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Sir James Stewart (or Steuart) Denham has a memorial tablet, showing an urn above a wreath, in a window splay in the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey.

  16. Nicholas Dering

    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Nicholas Dering and his daughter Jane Tooth have a memorial in St Margaret's church Westminster where they are buried.

  17. Elizabeth, Countess of Desmond

    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul

    Elizabeth, Countess of Desmond is buried in St Paul's chapel, with her infant brother James, Viscount Thurles. Neither has a marker. They were children of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond. Also Elizabeth Berkeley, Thomas' first wife.

  18. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

    • Born: 11 January 1591
    • Died: 14 September 1646
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex is buried in St John the Baptist's chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  19. Charles Dickens

    • Born: 7 February 1812
    • Died: 9 June 1870
    • Burial: 14 June 1870
    • Profession: Writer; Novelist
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    A small stone with a simple inscription marks the grave of Charles Dickens, famous English novelist, in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

  20. William Dickinson

    • Died: 24 January 1724
    • Profession: Architect
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    William Dickinson, architect and deputy Surveyor of Westminster Abbey under Sir Christopher Wren, was buried in the north porch of the Abbey.

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